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Our ultimate job is to be human: Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Future of Work & Jobs (audio)

Here's the bottom line: how, where, when and WHY we work is changing rapidly as the Megashifts such as digitisation, virtualisation, automation and cognification (AI or better, IA) accelerate and increasingly result in the dis/replacement of human routines. Yet I propose that the End of Routine does NOT mean the end of human work.

As technology advances, so too will the need for broad educational reform to shift people's focus from mostly routine tasks to more future-oriented, creative, and human-only forms of work. This will have dramatic implications on society as a whole because as I like to say, “If you work like a robot, a robot will take your job.”


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"Robots can take part of our tasks, not our jobs"

As I explained in this interview at Microsoft DOTS 2019 (“The End of Routine, Future of Work”):

Robots, smart machines and AI will take over our routine tasks, but not our work and our jobs: the end of routine is not the end of work. But we must prepare, up-skill, unlearn and relearn (Alvin Toffler!) – and we must take care of those that currently have a job involving 90-100% routine. Watch the full keynote at Microsoft DOTS 2019 in Prague at–DKgrLMQ 

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